Our calendar is almost finalized (barring tornadoes, snowstorms, and the wayward zombie apocalypse). Tabby and I just added the virtual write ins for this upcoming month. Here’s a few things you ought to know about our virtual write ins.
What is a virtual write-in, exactly?
I’m so glad you asked! WriMos are invited to log into chatnano.net while you’re writing to chat with us–you know, cheer other WriMos on, commiserate about your plot bunnies, and in general remind yourself that you aren’t alone in this great big novelling challenge.
How do I register for chatnano.net?
Before you can actually get into our chatroom, you’ll need to register your NaNoWriMo name for the chatroom’s client. Instructions:
*****WRIMO REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS*****
WriMos who used the chat rooms last year should go to the login page. Newbies need to register first.
WriMos go to this URL: http://chatnano.net/IrcUsers/register_wrimo
- Fill in Nick (same as here only with no spaces)
- Choose region from drop-down menu
- E-mail address
- Click Submit
Once they are registered they ALWAYS login at http://chatnano.net/IrcUsers/login.
Put in the Nick and password they registered with.
If they prefer a client to Mibbit, they need to point their client at irc.kydance.net, port 6667, and login using the name they registered at the first URL given. If they are logging in using a client, they will need to enter their password when they do so. The command for this is /ns identify PASSWORD where they change PASSWORD to their actual password that they registered with.
What’s this Espresso Shot and why does it seem like Barb has a caffeine problem?
I plead the fifth, but I’m happy to tell you about Espresso Shots. On Friday mornings, I pledge to spend thirty minutes furiously writing. We’ll do some fun stuff, too, like weekly progress reports and the usual moral support.
What else is there to these virtual write-ins?
That’s it. A virtual write-in is us going into a chatroom. That’s really all there is to it. It may not sound like much, but writing can be a lonely venture, and writing a novel in a month even more so. A virtual space is important.
But if we’re chatting in a chatroom, we’re not really writing…
You got me there. That’s why no one is expected to spend the whole time yammering. Just sign in, say hello, and keep the chatroom running in the background so you can pop over to celebrate your victories and ask questions. Stay as long as you need, or just drop by to say hi if you like.
I hope to see you there!